The normal neuronal-vascular relationship is vital to healthy brain functioning. Cognitive decline and neurodegenerative diseases can result from endothelial dysfunction, oxidative stress, and inflammation. The olive polyphenols, hydroxytyrosol and oleuropein have potent activities that counteract oxidative stress and inflammation, and hydroxytyrosol has been shown to decrease endothelial dysfunction. The olive polyphenols, hydroxytyrosol and oleuropein along … Read more
Taurine is involved in many neurological activities and is also a powerful antioxidant that protects neurons from toxicities. Inflammation is associated with neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and taurine has potent anti-inflammatory properties. Other Olivamine® ingredients protect the brain and can help provide the remedy for maintaining healthy levels of inflammation. Taurine has protective activity against … Read more
Folate deficiency is linked with high homocysteine levels that have been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Low levels of folate are also found in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Certain drugs like methotrexate interfere with folate metabolism. Folate levels may also be low in people who take anti-epileptic drugs. Olivamine® MultiVitamin can help remedy … Read more
Your body is constantly exposed to toxins from both internal and external sources. The body has natural mechanisms to help neutralize and eliminate toxins, but without adequate nutritional support those mechanisms can become depleted and overwhelmed leaving the body vulnerable leading to disease and premature aging.
Brain cells depend on a steady supply of nutrients and antioxidants to keep them healthy and functioning efficiently. Poor nutritional status can interfere with production of neurotransmitters and decrease neurological function, contributing to memory loss, confusion, mental fatigue, and more serious long term effects.
Folate, sometimes called Vitamin B9, is a water-soluble vitamin required for DNA synthesis, cell division, and growth. The synthetic form, folic acid, is frequently used in supplements and fortified food products but there is debate it it is better to use the natural methylated form (5-MTHF / methyl folate) instead.
Cells contain biological engines called mitochondria that convert food into energy the body can use. Mitochondria utilize a complex system of vitamins, minerals, essential lipids, electrolytes, amino acids, antioxidants to function properly. Nutritional deficiencies lead to dysfunction, cell death, disease, and aging.
The brain has a specialized security system called the blood brain barrier to protect it from internal and external harms. Aging, inflammation, & disease weaken the barrier allowing toxins & harmful chemicals into the brain, accelerating neurodegenerative processes especially related to oxidation & free radical damage.
Inadequate sleep is linked to long-term health risks including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Common pharmaceutical sleep aids tend to increase a person’s risk while more natural nutritional approaches including melatonin and magnesium appear to decrease cognitive risk while promoting better more restful sleep.
High stress situations cause a reaction in your body that allows you to quickly respond and recover to the situation. But prolonged stress creates a situation where your body is constantly in a heightened stress response that can cause oxidative stress, inflammation, and cellular dysfunction that decreases immunity.
Brain health and gut health are closely related. Your gut has it’s own separate nervous system, often called the “second brain” or formally, the enteric nervous system. The health of the enteric nervous system tells us a lot about the health of the brain in your head.